SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGO) -- California's controversial high speed rail project was the subject of a Senate committee hearing Monday in Sacramento. The price tag for the project has nearly doubled to $100 billion and $12 million has already been spent on PR.
"I think we're at a critical time in the life of the project," said St. Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto.
In the coming months, a state joint committee will be deciding the fate of California's High Speed Rail. The next five state budgets will contain a new line item for the project and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are very nervous about the now $100 billion dollar inflation-adjusted price tag -- twice the original estimate. Voters only approved a $10 billion bond in 2008.
Interesting that Democrats, not Tea Party conservatives, are leading the skepticism.